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Wizards of the Coast will support third-party content in D&D.


Internal art by “Daarken” from the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons Adventure module Dragonlance – Shadow of the Dragon Queen. (Wizards of the Coast Photo)

Wizards of the Coast has confirmed that the forthcoming revision of its website will be published by GeekWire Dungeons & Dragons Officially, we will support all third-party products as well as sourcebooks.

Wizards, headquartered in Renton, Wash., currently grants permission for independent authors and creators to publish their own “homebrew” D&D material to profit under the Open Game License, a public copyright notice. This can include new adventures, playable characters, abilities, or entire campaign worlds, as long as they’re compliant with Wizards’ System Reference Document.

A viral rumor claimed Wizards were planning to end the OGL in its current form during the week of November 13. One D&D initiative. Independent game designers would be unable to legally publish homebrew materials. One D&DYou can buy them online or in-store at brick-and-mortar shops D&D Beyond.

“We will continue to support the thousands of creators making third-party D&D Content with the publication of One D&D in 2024,” a Wizards representative told GeekWire via email.

“While it is certain our Open Game License will continue to evolve, just as it has since its inception, we’re too early in the development of One D&D to give more specifics on the OGL or System Reference Document at this time.”

Third-party game development has been a significant part of Wizards’ publishing strategy for Dungeons & Dragons Since 2000 when the OGL was first issued for the use of the 3rd edition, it has been in existence. D&D.

Due to the OGL’s uncommonly broad language, it’s allowed for multiple other companies to put out entire lines of gamebooks, modules, and source material without needing to make an explicit licensing deal with Wizards of the Coast. Other Washington-based companies like Paizo also have the OGL. D&DTabletop tabletop game PathfinderKobold Press.

It would also be an eventful one for creators as well. It also highlights the fact that much of this hobby still relies on it. D&DFor decades,, has reigned supreme on the tabletop gaming industry.

The OGN rumor began spreading a couple of days after a different controversy hit Wizards’ parent company Hasbro. On Nov. 14, a Bank of America analyst downgraded Hasbro’s stock, accusing it of “killing the golden goose.”

Magic Black Lotus 2022
Reprint of Black Lotus 30th anniversary edition, one of most valuable/powerful cards ever created. The Gathering is Magic. (Wizards of the Coast Photo)

Hasbro was previously organized in 2021 in order to place more emphasis on both. D&D Magic, following audience growth in 2020 that resulted in both games becoming some of the highest-value properties in Hasbro’s portfolio. Jason Haas (BoA analyst) said that the games have become some of Hasbro’s most valuable properties. Magic alone makes up 15% of Hasbro’s annual revenue.

However, Magic‘s release schedule has also accelerated dramatically since 2020. Between new content “blocks,” expansions, compilations, and supplements, Magic In 2019, we released 15 cards sets, and in 2022 we release 39.

These include the now-famous Magic 30th Anniversary Sets are scheduled to be released on November 28. These limited-edition boxes have an MSRP of $999 (not a typo) and contain only four packs of cards, which are “reinventions” of classic cards from early Magic Like Ancestral Recall (right), Timetwister and Black Lotus

Haas claims in his BoA report that Hasbro is saturated Magic market, with an emphasis on extracting more money from individual players over expanding the game’s overall audience. Prices have dropped significantly as a result. Magic secondary market, and led to Haas downgrading Hasbro stock from “buy” to “underperform.”

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